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Getting Started Locally

Overview

Getting Started Locally

Many conditions must be in place to implement safe routes to school and encourage more active forms of local transportation.  This section examines the role of thoughtful local leadership and community readiness.

SRTS Toolkit

Leading the Effort

The art of formulating school and community active transportation related policy includes: asking questions to frame community issues, building community commitment through engagement, understanding how to work within local and regional transportation planning systems and providing clear direction to staff and committees to develop and steward an action plan.

SRTS Toolkit

Community Readiness Assessment
How Ready is Your Community to Collaborate on a Safe Routes to School Project?

Go through these steps to assess your community’s readiness to engage in safe routes to schools or other active transportation projects. These questions will also help you identify areas that need to be developed and ways to prioritize investments in order to have long lasting and successful projects.

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